To paraphrase Earth, Wind & Fire:
Do you remember
All of these quotes in September?
If not, don’t be a pretender
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We’ve got Alex Jones being Alex Jonesy, editorial boards urging Congress to protect cannabis and hemp, Orrin Hatch dusting off his book of marijuana puns, and more. Here’s a roundup of quotes from the past week.
Will Trump fulfill his campaign promise to decriminalize marijuana and end the war on drugs?
— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) September 9, 2017
– Far-right radio show host Alex Jones holding President Trump accountable for a campaign promise he never made
“Congressional leaders cannot continue to bury their heads in the sand. Decades of experience have shown that the U.S. can’t win a war on marijuana. Moreover, waging such a war now would hurt the millions of people who rely on medical cannabis for relief and would overrule the many, many voters who have supported medical and recreational use of marijuana.”
– The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board urging Congress to listen to voters’ “overwhelming support for medical marijuana”
“It’s really going to be up to local governments but I’m hopeful that they will start to look at this and basically experiment with different ways to provide public use.”
– Senator Tick Segerblom (D-NV), exploring options for Nevada to establish legal cannabis lounges
“While this action provides a measure of certainty for the millions of medical marijuana patients and the clinics and business that support them, much more needs to be done. More than 95 percent of Americans now have state-legal access to some form of medical marijuana. The American people have spoken, and Congress needs to hear them. Ultimately, we need permanent protections for state-legal medical marijuana programs, as well as adult-use. Prohibition is a failed policy resulting in nothing more than wasted resources and lives.”
– Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), issuing a statement regarding the extension of protections for state medical marijuana programs through December 8, 2017
“Trump could fix the problem by directing his administration to knock pot from its ridiculous position as among the most dangerous of controlled substances. Congress could act as well, and we’re pleased that so many of our congressional delegation, on both sides of the political spectrum, support needed regulatory reforms.”
– The Denver Post Editorial Board calling on President Trump and Congress to “give hemp farmers a break“
Orrin Hatch used careful language in his medical marijuana announcement pic.twitter.com/acGQ5YwqaM
— Axios (@axios) September 13, 2017
– Excerpts from Orrin Hatch’s announcement to improve scientific research on medical marijuana that were highlighted to showcase his deliberate choice of words
And I think there is some pretty significant evidence that marijuana turns out to be more harmful than a lot of people anticipated, and it’s more difficult to regulate than I think was contemplated ideally by some of those states.”
– Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaking at the Heritage Foundation about whether the Trump administration will reverse the Cole Memo